Function Keys

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mem, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Mem macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2004
    I have always loved how the function keys on my Powerbook are set up to control brightness/volume/expose/dashboard, etc. However, now I am doing some extensive work with Excel and need the function keys to, well, function normally to be able to use them for certain shortcuts.

    Is there an easy way to disable the brightness/volume/expose/dashboard, etc. while using Excel and then change them back when I'm done. I understand I can do each one individually, but would like to shut them all off and on easily.

    Any suggestions?
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse

    Check the "Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features" box
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Go to your Keyboard and Mouse preferences. Under keyboard there is a checkbox to give you access to your F keys.
  4. Mem thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2004

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